Ahh what a busy few weeks it's been here, and things aren't slowing down just yet! This blog has, yet again, been neglected as some things just can't be kept up with - like doing laundry and being organised enough to plan meals for a whole week! But I thought I'd stop for a minute to fill you in on life at IndigoElephant HQ!
Last week we celebrated our precious Baby Elephant #2's second birthday! Don't ask me where that time has gone because it feels like he only turned one a few weeks ago... I love that at two he totally got the whole party thing, the idea that friends come over, we play games, sing 'happy birthday', blow out the candles and eat cake. And we also did the cake/singing/candle blowing out thing again on his actual birthday with a few family, which happened to be just before Handmade Market in Canberra!
That has been the other major thing chewing up any time I have and even some I don't! I'd been told by a few creative peeps who have done the market before to prepare LOTS of stock, which meant that for weeks leading up to the day I was functioning on decreasing amounts of sleep! I was contemplating pulling an all nighter before the market - unheard of since uni days - but remembered Posie's car crafting, and took a bag of handsewing for the drive down so I could at least get some sleep the night before! Thanks Posie!!
|Isn't that mirrored cube just perfect for displaying stock!|
The day was amazing, this market is a must visit destination whether you're local or not. The range of stalls and the high quality handmade products were a feast for the eyes (as I walked past them on my way to the loo), and my only disappointment was not having time to shop! It was our most successful market ever, and I loved getting to meet all the lovely shoppers who stopped by. A huge thanks also to my mum, who came over at the crack of dawn to look after the boys for the day and the most wonderful husband in the world, who did all the driving, unpacking, re-packing amidst a storm, caffeine supplying, treat sourcing as well as helping out when things got busy - I know he'd rather have been watching the cricket in air conditioned comfort! We're really looking forward to being involved again next year!
And congratulations if you made it all the way to the bottom of this mega post!!